CPRS CONNECTIONS Conference & Expo

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Registration OPEN for Connections Conference & Expo 2025

    March 18 - 21, 2025

    Sacramento Convention Center

    We are excited to see you at CONNECTIONS '25 in Sacramento, CA!  The Conference committee members are working hard to bring you the latest information and services for the park, recreation and leisure services profession. The 2025 Conference will provide something for everyone in Parks & Recreation. 

    Register for 2025 CPRS Connections Conference here!

     

    Connections 2025 Call for Sessions OPENING in June!

    Get those proposals ready and check back often... we have over 100 sessions times to fill!

    Have a great idea you'd like to vet out?  Need some guidance on submitting a session?  Want to join the Professional Development committee?  Contact Lauren Oakley, Director of Professional Development today!

    Showcase your Company in our Expo!

    The floor plan is set - are you ready to choose your location?

    Contact Membership Services Coordinator Bea Muniz today to secure your spot for Connections 2025 in Sacramento!

    Thank You 2024 Palm Springs Conference Sponsors
     
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    Opening General Session & Attendee Lanyards

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    Conference Bags-Conference App-Expo Aisle Signs-Closing Session
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    Charging Stations
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    Thank you CPRS Awards Sponsors
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    Connections 2024 was one for the record books!!

    • Over 1,400 full conference attendees
    • 209 companies in our Expo Hall
    • Almost 100 volunteers
    • PLUS Dolly Parton, Marilyn Monroe, Cornhole AND a Drone Show!

    Thank you for being a part of our CPRS Community!!

    If you were a Connections 2024 attendee and are looking for your CEU certificate, or wish to fill out your conference evaluation, please visit https://cprsconnections2024.eventscribe.net and log in using the username and access code emailed to you.  

    Future  Conference Dates & Locations

    March 18 - 21, 2025
    Sacramento Convention Center
    March 10 - 13, 2026
    Long Beach Convention Center
    March 16 - 19, 2027
    Sacramento Convention Center
    March 2028
    Long Beach Convention Center

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    Ever wonder how we decide on conference locations?

    It's a complex formula, taking into account:

    • enough space for our Expo Hall (upwards of 100,000 sq ft!)
    • plenty of breakout rooms (on average, we offer 8-12 breakout sessions at any given time!)
    • cost - to CPRS, to our Exhibitors, and to YOU - our attendees (if you'd like to know the cost of a gallon of coffee, not to mention to 'wi-fi enable' a convention center, call Stef!)
    • hotels - the more 'heads in beds' the better rate we get!  That's why we LOVE it when you stay in our specially selected hotels.  
    • all the fun stuff!  Yes, we also take into account the 'fun' in our host city - Palm Springs certainly brought that!

    To lock in pricing, we typically book at least 3-4 years in advance. 

    Interested in learning more or being a part of the Connections Crew?  Contact us at cprs@cprs.org and we'll add you to the list!